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PAIS International Broad Topics Classification System

Used for indexing and searching of the PAIS International database, part of the Public Affairs Information Service, which CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) acquired from OCLC in 2005. “The PAIS International database from CSA contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.”
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PAIS Subject Headings Authority File; PAIS Subject Headings; PAIS Thesaurus; PAIS Subject Thesaurus; PAIS List of Subject Headings

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